You’ve slaved away over your keyboard for months, if not years. You’ve researched and imagined, reworked and revised and now, at last, your book is finished. But what happens now? Who guides you down the path to publication? How is your book designed, edited, marketed and promoted? In association with the Dublin Book Festival, Dublin Writers Festival brings together Declan Burke, author of The Harry Rigby Mysteries and one of the most innovative voices in Irish crime fiction, with key personnel from his publishers, Liberties Press, to look at the process of publishing a novel from first idea to the printed page. For anyone interested in unpacking the mysteries of publishing, this event is a must.
Declan Burke, Author
Declan Burke is the author of Eightball Boogie, The Big O, Absolute Zero Cool (which won the Goldsboro/Crimefest ‘Last Laugh’ Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel) and Slaughter’s Hound, which was shortlisted in the Crime Fiction category for the 2012 Irish Book Awards.
Seán O’Keeffe, Publisher and MD, Liberties Press
Seán O’Keeffe is Publisher and MD of Liberties Press, Ireland’s leading independent publisher, with more than 100 titles in print. The company’s authors, who include President Michael D. Higgins and RTÉ presenter John Healy, have received numerous prestigious awards.
Alice Dawson, Publicity & Marketing Manager, Liberties Press
Alice Dawson is Publicity & Marketing Manager at Liberties Press, where she has worked on promotional campaigns with authors such as Irish Times Security Analyst Tom Clonan, journalist and foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe and mental health expert Dr Harry Barry.